Presence of an infection with an associated
systemic inflammatory response
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is composed of 4 criteria:
Temperature >38°C or <36...
Question for signs of infection and a systemic inflammatory response:
Altered mental status:
Change in mental status
Nausea and vomiting
Supplemental oxygen to maintain PaO2 >60 mm Hg
Intubation and mechanical ventilation if shock or...
Start antibiotics as soon as sepsis is suspected.
Failure to recognize multiorgan failure and initiate aggressive fluid resuscitation in the initial presentation of sepsis is a pitf...
Barochia AV, Cui X, Vitberg D, et al. Bundled care for septic shock: An analysis of clinical trials. Crit Care Med. 2010;38:668–678.
Martin JB, Wheeler AP. Approach to the...
038.42 Septicemia due to escherichia coli [E. coli]
038.43 Septicemia due to pseudomonas
079.99 Unspecified viral infection
038.10 Staphylococcal septicemia, unspecified
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